Interracial dating isn't without its problems, but today interracial relationships enjoy more support in the United States than they have at any point in history.
While two decades ago, fewer than half of Americans approved of interracial marriage, now 65 percent of all Americans support such relationships, and 85 percent of young people do.
Downside to interracial dating
Although today racial minorities can largely succeed in society on their own, some elite people of color may feel the need to score a spouse from another race to boost their image or better fit into the corporate landscape.
As noted in the short story collection , “The world out there insisted as soon as a black man made it, he should marry a white woman.
As soon as a black woman made it, she should marry a white man.”No one should date interracially due to external pressures.
If Barack Obama won his presidential campaign with a black woman at his side, it’s certainly not necessary for, say, a businessman to date interracially for the purpose of upward mobility.
But that was decades ago and now we're living in modern times.
Times when there's a public outcry over a Cheerios ad featuring an interracial couple.Like when my mother joined the board of a Jewish group in our area who brought in a guest speaker to talk about keeping the religion "pure" and making sure the congregation's kids didn't marry outside of the faith.Or when my father and I were guilted into taking the body of Christ at my sister's Catholic wedding.Having one parent who is white and another who is black, one Christian and the other Jewish, December's Hanu-Kwanzaa-Mas caused some confusion for me.Luckily, supportive parents with a strong moral compass kept me on the straight and narrow, but their relationship couldn't weather certain storms.Because the United States remains racially stratified, however, it’s considered advantageous for members of oppressed groups to pair up with those of more powerful groups.